1. Appropriate gifts when greeting a new date are flowers, wine or a stick whittled into the face of an old man.
2. Preparing a romantic meal for your date is always a good gesture, but don't mess up your clothes and get all sweaty running around your neighborhood trying to tackle a goose. Just go to the store! (A policeman helped me out with this one.)
They are really far from each other and he's not even answering, oh dear...